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Who Owns Your Company’s Social Media? Are You Sure?

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Social Media

In my presentations on social media this year, I’ve talked a bit about the Phonedog v. Kravitz case where an employer sued a former employee who continued to use the company Twitter account he had started. When the employee left, he merely changed the Twitter account’s handle to his own name and took the 17,000 Twitter… Continue Reading

Remembering Judge Kravitz

Posted in Highlight, Litigation

United States District Court Judge Mark Kravitz passed away this week.  He had been fighting valiantly against ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). But for those of us familiar with the disease, it has no cure and death is, for most, only a matter of time. The Connecticut Law Tribune posted an article last night remembering… Continue Reading

What Does it Take to Survive a Motion to Dismiss? Facts, Not Conclusions

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Litigation

Back in February, I noted that a motion to dismiss in federal court – while still difficult to achieve — still had a pulse.  That’s important for employers because it provides a mechanism for getting rid of frivolous claims early on with lower costs than federal lawsuits typically cost. A new district court case gives… Continue Reading

Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Act Covers Maternity Leave Too

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment, Highlight, Litigation

Here’s an interesting question: Does the Pregnancy Discrimination Act protect an employee who is no longer pregnant? A federal court decision in Connecticut yesterday says, yes. The case, Canales v. Schick Manufacturing, Inc. can be downloaded here. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is part of Title VII and states that “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth,… Continue Reading

Court Dismisses Discrimination Claim Based on Company’s Failure to Fill a Posted Position

Posted in Discrimination & Harassment

On Wednesday, I posted about a recent District Court decision that held that "Paid Administrative Leave" is not an "adverse employment action.".  Without such an action, an employee typically cannot raise a claim of discrimination under the legal framework for analyzing such claims. The same district court judge, The Honorable Mark Kravitz, released a decision a… Continue Reading

Doctor Sues Employer After Being Suspended Over Use of Abbreviations

Posted in Litigation

Conventional wisdom is (and a recent Time article suggests) that many doctors have poor handwriting (though at least one 2001 study attempted to shoot down that theory by concluding that doctors’ handwriting is no worse than non-doctors).  In fact, a 2001 study entitled "Medication errors related to potentially dangerous abbreviations" pointed to examples where the use of certain abbreviations led to… Continue Reading